Apollo Remastered: how 35,000 NASA photos were breathtakingly restored

Apollo Remastered by Andy Saunders book extracts
(Image credit: Penguin/Andy Saunders)

Imagine if you could go back in time and recreate high-resolution images from some of humanity's most iconic moments. And imagine if those were moments you'd been passionate about since you were a small child, gazing on with fascination as the events unfolded.

That's exactly what image restoration expert and Apollo obsessive Andy Saunders has been doing for the last few years, as he works through a back-catalog of thousands of stills and footage from the NASA Apollo missions to create stunningly clear and colorful reproductions.

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Andy Saunders

British-based Andy Saunders is an author, science writer, and an expert when it comes to digital photo restoration. His photographic work has appeared internationally, and regularly features in the headlines from the likes of BBC news and the New York Times. Andy's career began in management consultancy, but he found a way to combine his passion for photography and the Apollo missions, and began restoring old film footage depicting NASA's human space exploration. His latest book, Apollo Remastered has just been published by Penguin, and offers more than 450 pages of awe-inspiring imagery from the NASA archive.

Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar, Space.com, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.